1 . In each of these questions, a sentence has one or two blanks, each blank indicating the something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are given four words or a set of word. Choose the word or the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
The _______ successfully repelled every _______ on the city.
A.  defenders-comment
B.  citizens-onslaught
C.  thieves-robbery
D.  judge-criticism
E.  None of these
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2 . In each of these questions, a sentence has one or two blanks, each blank indicating the something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are given four words or a set of word. Choose the word or the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
He was _______ very clever, but he _______ performed excellently.
A.  certainly-obviously
B.  never-also
C.  not-always
D.  rarely-seldom
E.  None of these
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3 . In each of these questions, a sentence has one or two blanks, each blank indicating the something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are given four words or a set of word. Choose the word or the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
A _______ analysis of these substances will show that they differ _______
A.  random-minutely
B.  detailed-essentially
C.  careful-completely
D.  final-structurally
E.  None of these
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4 . In each of these questions, a sentence has one or two blanks, each blank indicating the something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are given four words or a set of word. Choose the word or the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
When the _______ polished the stones, they gleamed with a breath-taking brilliance.
A.  graphologist
B.  cosmetologist
C.  lapidary
D.  beagle
E.  None of these
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5 . In each of these questions, a sentence has one or two blanks, each blank indicating the something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are given four words or a set of word. Choose the word or the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
As _______ head of the organisation, he attended social functions and civil meetings, but had no _______ in the formulation of company policy.
A.  hypothetical-vote
B.  titular-voice
C.  nominal-competition
D.  former-pride
E.  None of these
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6 . In each of these questions, a sentence has one or two blanks, each blank indicating the something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are given four words or a set of word. Choose the word or the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
The perpetual spinning of particles is much like that of a top, with one significant difference, unlike the top, the particles have no need to be wound up, for .............. is one of their .............. properties.
A.  revolution-radical
B.  rotation-intrinsic
C.  motion-intangible
D.  accerlation-hypothetical
E.  None of these
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7 . In each of these questions, a sentence has one or two blanks, each blank indicating the something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are given four words or a set of word. Choose the word or the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
The .............. terrorist was finally .............. by the police.
A.  famous-apprehended
B.  notorious-nabbed
C.  crafty-admonished
D.  renowned,caught
E.  None of these
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8 . In each of these questions, a sentence has one or two blanks, each blank indicating the something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are given four words or a set of word. Choose the word or the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
It is foolish to vent your spleen on a/an .............. object. Still, you make .............. enemies that way.
A.  immobile-bitter
B.  interesting-curious
C.  humane-more
D.  inanimate-fewer
E.  None of these
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9 . In each of these questions, a sentence has one or two blanks, each blank indicating the something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are given four words or a set of word. Choose the word or the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
Compromise is .............. to passionate natures because it seems to surrender, and to intellectual natures it seems a .............. .
A.  unsuited-submission
B.  odious-confustion
C.  intimidations-dichotomy
D.  inherent-fabrication
E.  None of these
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10 . In each of these questions, a sentence has one or two blanks, each blank indicating the something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are given four words or a set of word. Choose the word or the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
The village headman was unlettered, but he was no fool, he could see through the .............. of the businessman's proposition and promptly .............. him down.
A.  deception-forced
B.  naivete-turned
C.  potential-forced
D.  sophistry-turned
E.  None of these
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11 . Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole
Many teachers ................. the lack of professional freedom as the ............. for leaving the job.
A.  cited,reason
B.  explained,force
C.  claimed,understanding
D.  argued,culprit
E.  believe,ground
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12 . Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole
Skeptics would not ............... that the earth actually moves, let alone that it ................ around the sun.
A.  permit,orbits
B.  accept,revolves
C.  experince,circles
D.  assume,went
E.  challenges,spins
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13 . Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole
Unpredictable ................... of the child could not lead the consultants to any ...................
A.  performance,setting
B.  belief,judgement
C.  operation,purpose
D.  behaviour,conclusion
E.  react,decision
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14 . Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole
A public servant who is guilty will not .............. punishment and no ................... person will be punished.
A.  be,sincere
B.  flee,guilty
C.  defend,common
D.  avoid,uniformed
E.  escape,innocent
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15 . Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole
Few professions can ............... the sheer variety and constant ................. of being a doctor
A.  like,struggle
B.  share,enthusiast
C.  match,challenge
D.  draw,work-load
E.  justify,exception
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16 . Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole
Prabha's .................. in athletics yielded rich ............ as she got a scholarship.
A.  performance,money
B.  defeat,results
C.  behaviour,appreciation
D.  excellence,dividends
E.  failure,diappointment
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17 . Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole
The police ............... any attempt of arson by ............... at the trouble spot quite in time.
A.  squashed,surroundings
B.  made,encircling
C.  predisposed,visiting
D.  thwarted,presenting
E.  pre-empted,arriving
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18 . Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole
The ............ imposed for non-payment was too ................ for it to bring in improvement in collection.
A.  fine,servere
B.  toll,simple
C.  penalty,low
D.  damage,cruel
E.  punishment,harsh
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19 . Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole
Somesh ................ me coming to his table, he smiled and ............ me a chair.
A.  found,signalled
B.  met,sat
C.  looked,gave
D.  saw,offered
E.  welcomed,took
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20 . Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole
The leaders were .............. needed by those to .............. they addressed.
A.  angrily,who
B.  readily,which
C.  scarcely,whom
D.  rarely,where
E.  joyfully,when
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21 . Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole
I am not ............. to sell you my house unless you offer a more ................. price.
A.  agree,better
B.  prepared,realistic
C.  ready,correct
D.  having,actual
E.  None of these
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22 . Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole
Due to ...................... rainfall this year, there will be .................. cut in water supply.
A.  scanty,substantial
B.  meagre,least
C.  insufficient,no
D.  surplus,abundant
E.  abundant,considerable
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23 . Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole
In a changing and ......................... unstructured business environment, creativity and innovation are being ................... demanded of executives.
A.  excessively,rapidly
B.  highly,extremely
C.  increasingly,moderately
D.  progressively,increasingly
E.  highly,speedily
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24 . Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole
We are .................. to have him ................... here to make this function a great success
A.  happy,have
B.  unhappy,arrive
C.  sure,come
D.  pleased,over
E.  wonderful,again
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25 . Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole
Efforts to ..................... the issue will not be successful ................... both sides continue to blame each other.
A.  resolve,if
B.  discuss,unless
C.  address,whether
D.  settled,because
E.  close,although
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